Historic churches live on as museum, cultural center in Iowa city
February 08, 2011
In 1990, Clinton, Iowa-- then a city of 29,000-- boasted five historic parishes. Two decades later, two of the parishes have been demolished, and a third is part of a Catholic school. The fourth has become a Catholic museum, and the fifth was deeded over to the county historical society for $1 for eventual use as a cultural center.
A contemporary structure, dedicated in 2009, now serves as the city’s sole parish. The parish is located in the Diocese of Davenport, led by Bishop Martin Amos since 2006.
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